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State and county Spring road information is released

Seasonal road restrictions in Cook County will go into effect at 12:01 a.m., Friday, March 18, and will remain in effect for a minimum of eight weeks.  Afterwards road restrictions will be lifted

Sheriff Mark Falk

Sheriff weighs in on wolves and ski passes

Sheriff Mark Falk recently talked about wolf-dog encounters and the fact that an increasing number of people are cheating on their downhill ski passes. WTIP’s Jay Andersen has this report.

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Report calls for renewed efforts to protect Great Lakes water quality

The Great Lakes hold one-fifth of the world's supply of fresh surface water.  But the lakes are under threat from pollution and invasive species, according to a report released last week by the I

David Grinstead

David Grinstead on the Local Music Project

David Grinstead grew up in Edwardsville, Illinois, but has called Cook County home for many years. At age 13 he formed the Princetons.

Crocus in Snow

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber March 12th

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors.

Vintage radio

Weekend News Roundup for March 12

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week.


Courage and Connections: Exploring the Work of Dr.Brene Brown - November 13, 2010

Beneath disconnection is fear and shame.  We can learn to be more resilient. Summarizing the work of Dr Brene Brown as featured in her TED talk in Houston the fall of 2010.


Remembering to Give Thanks - November 6, 2010

The meaning of the holidays can easily get lost in the busy-ness of the preparations.  How do we put the Thanks back in Thanksgiving.


Tempered Optimism - October 30, 2010

With the emphasis on positive thinking, we can forget there is a value in pessimism.  Positive thinking can be like magical thinking unless it is grounded in a realistic assessment of what is.


How Do You Deal with Stress? October 23, 2010

Often our response when stressed is counter to what we really need.  It helps to practice mindfulness in the best of times so we can show up as we intend during the hardest of times.


What Helps Me Feel Alive? October 16, 2010

It is worthwhile to create a daily or weekly practice of asking ourselves, what helps us feel alive?  It can enhance our resilience even in difficult times.


Crucial Conversations About What Really Matters - October 9, 2010

Enhancing the quality of our conversations, can enhance the quality of our relationships.  The program is derived from a book entitled, Crucial Conversations.

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